Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

May 15, 2020

Location:  Two demonstrations in Paris (Place de la République and from the Place Vendome to the Place de la Concorde).  Additional rallies by separate groups in Toulouse, Montpellier, Albi, and Lyon.

Event:  Demonstrations by various groups are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 in France. All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited.  However, certain groups could defy these instructions and carry on with planned demonstrations, prompting police intervention.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following: 


United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from U.S.: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22
American Citizen Services: e-mail –